Our Climate Picnic last week has filled us with hope and soaked our nervous bones in lovely sounds and sunshine.   And it wouldn’t have happened without the help of so many people.  We had some great organizers and volunteers including Sue, Ira, Clarence and Brianne.  Sue was especially generous in lining up the circus performers and helping with promotion.  Thank you!

We want to especially thank Stefan Hegerat and Cassie Norton for both playing music and organizing the music.  Other musicians who played just for the good of our planet included Raging Grannies TorontoLaura Tremblay, Liam Smith, Jess Stuart, Arnd Jurgensen, Tristan Murphy, Lea Kirsten and Reenie Perovic (Citizen Jane) and a couple people I don’t have names for – super sorry, that’s the downside of running things in a free-wheeling, low bureaucracy way.

 

 

We also had a number of wonderful groups in attendance including:

Canadian Climate Challenge

Carbon Conversations Toronto

ClimateFast

Drawdown Toronto

Extinction Rebellion Toronto

Fridays for Future Toronto

MobilizeTO

Parents for Future Toronto

Toronto350

Toronto Environmental Alliance

Youth Challenge International

Thank you so much for coming out and sharing what you do!  There may also have been some other groups that I didn’t have a chance to speak to, or even possibly did speak to and forgot about, like many climate people, I’m not exactly a social butterfly graced with a good memory.  But double thank you if you came out and I forgot you — email me if you want to be added to the list.

We would also like to thank Porcupine Warriors for all their organizing work in the past, even though I’m not sure they were able to make it out.

And finally mega Thanks to Yana Sery for her many photos and this stunning video:

If you missed it on Tuesday, please check out our climate picnic how-to and start your own picnic: https://climatepledgecollective.org/2019/05/07/climate-picnic-how-to/

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